Since today morning tweets have been talking about the various products Google has decided to shut – Google Buzz, Code Search, Jaiku, iGoogle social features etc. I wasn’t using any of these actively. Google Buzz was reading my tweets, thats about the closest I have got to using any of these products which are about to shut.
Internet companies in India usually complain about the low internet user base we have, or at least we would have wanted a faster growth in the user base. The internet user base in India estimate varies from 60 million to 100 million, depending on whom you ask. For a country with over 1 billion people it is reasonably safe to say our online user base is small.
Today when it comes to internet everyone talks only about Facebook which has a valuation of a mere $100 billion. I do see people communicating on Facebook email. If you are a content publisher on the internet, would you consider shutting your site and moving everything to Facebook? Well, a local site in Maryland, Rockville Central blog (but this URL still works), has exactly done that.